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Obrela acquires Encode to become one of Europe’s largest MDR players

2 February 2022

Acquisition sets the roadmap for Obrela to become a global leader in Managed Detection and Response

London, UK – February 2, 2022 – Obrela Security Industries, a leading provider of security analytics and cyber risk management services to identify, analyse, predict and prevent highly sophisticated security threats, today announced it has acquired Encode, a Security Analytics and Response Orchestration provider. The acquisition establishes Obrela as one of the biggest cybersecurity and Managed Detection and Response (MDR) players in EMEA.

With cybercrime damages projected to cost the world $10.5 trillion by 2025, the importance of securing an organisation’s digital universe has never been greater. The acquisition means Obrela can offer its customers a more holistic package of services to detect and mitigate cyberattacks over their entire digital landscape.

“Our acquisition of Encode is an important milestone for Obrela and we are excited about the opportunities it brings to our customers, employees and investors. Detecting and responding to cyber threats is an overwhelming challenge for organisations today as most do not have the time, resources or skills to manage the task internally. This has spurred a significant shift towards the security services market where organisations are relying on experts in the field of MDR to protect their critical assets from cyberattacks. Through this acquisition we are significantly growing our footprint in the MDR marketplace, enabling us to reach even more customers, while enhancing our solutions and offering our customers even more resources to help meet their evolving security needs,” said George Patsis, CEO of Obrela Security Industries.

“Our goal is to put an end to the unpredictable complexity that enterprises across the world have to deal with in cyberspace and allow them to deliver their intended business outcome. Cyber Risk Management in real time can be our strongest weapon towards our goal to ensure trust, security, privacy and safety. But Threat Management is not enough if not integrated with Operational Security and Risk Management. Ultimately, we want to see our clients make the shift to being resilient to threats. This requires them to evolve from Threat Assessment and Detection to complete Situational Awareness.”

The acknowledged expertise and noteworthy customer base of both companies turns Obrela into one of the largest cybersecurity providers in EMEA, with a physical presence in five regions, over 200 cyber security employees and over 120 international customers. The acquisition establishes Obrela as a cybersecurity company with a global reach, providing the scale, breadth and capabilities to expand into new regions and make an even greater impact on the MDR market. It enables Obrela to further deliver on its core mission of ‘We Keep your Business in Business’.

“Security has never been so critical to an enterprise’s survival, competitive advantage, and ability to maintain stakeholder value as it is today. Organisations need to know they are protected 24/7 against all the attacks they are facing, regardless of where they are coming from and what area of their business they are aimed at. Through this acquisition we are even better equipped to serve our customers and protect their critical assets against today’s ever-evolving security threats,” continued Patsis.

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About Obrela Security Industries

Obrela Security Industries is a global provider of managed cyber security services to detect, analyse and remediate threats. Obrela offers its customers robust 24/7 cyber security delivered through ‘Swordfish’, a state-of-the-art, proprietary platform combining cutting-edge technology and critical business thinking with deep cybersecurity knowledge. Founded in 2009, Obrela offers its customers an “umbrella” of risk management services that enhance security operations with real time visibility to significantly improve their situational, risk awareness, and reduce the chances of them falling victim to cyberattack. Obrela’s mission statement ‘We Keep Your Business in Business’ underpins the company’s commitment to a better prepared, more secure corporate world.

Obrela is headquartered in London, with a Business and Operations Centre in Athens and regional offices in Frankfurt, Riyadh and Dubai.

Obrela is recognized by Gartner for its MDR and MSS services.

 

Media Enquiries:

Joel Ridley

Eskenzi PR

+44 (0)20 7183 2832

joel[at]eskenzipr.com

Maria Samara

Obrela Security Industries

+30 695 1003851

m.samara[at]obrela.com

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